The Nissan Rogue is one of the best-selling compact SUVs in the U.S., and for the 2024 model year, it gets a fresh look and some new features. The most notable addition is the Google built-in technology, which integrates Google apps and services directly into the vehicle’s infotainment system. This means drivers can access Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Play, and more without relying on their phones. The 2024 Rogue is the first Nissan model to offer this feature, and it will be available on the SL and Platinum trims.
What is Google built-in, and how does it work?
Google's built-in technology runs on the Android Automotive operating system, which is different from Android Auto. Android Auto is an app that projects the phone’s screen onto the car’s display, while Google built-in is a native system that runs on the car itself. This means drivers don’t need to plug in their phones or use their data to access Google apps and services. They can simply use the car’s touchscreen, voice commands, or steering wheel controls to interact with Google.
Google built-in offers many benefits for drivers, such as:
- Google Assistant: Drivers can use their voice to get directions, make calls, send messages, play music, check the weather, and more. Google Assistant can also control the car’s settings, such as the climate, the radio, and the navigation. Drivers can also customize their Google Assistant experience by choosing from different voices and languages.
- Google Maps: Drivers can use Google Maps to get real-time traffic information, turn-by-turn navigation, lane guidance, and speed limit alerts. Google Maps can also suggest nearby places to visit, such as restaurants, gas stations, and parking lots. Drivers can also save their favorite places and access them easily from the car’s display.
- Google Play: Drivers can access thousands of apps and games from the Google Play store, which are optimized for the car’s screen and controls. Drivers can also stream music, podcasts, and audiobooks from popular services like YouTube Music, Spotify, and Audible. Drivers can also download content for offline access and create multiple profiles for different users.
- Google built-in apps: Drivers can also use other Google apps that are built into the car, such as YouTube, Calendar, Photos, and Contacts. Drivers can watch YouTube videos when the car is parked, check their schedule and appointments, view their photos and albums, and sync their contacts and call history.
What else is new for the 2024 Nissan Rogue?
Besides the Google built-in technology, the 2024 Nissan Rogue also gets some cosmetic and functional updates, such as:
- A redesigned front grille with horizontal bars and a larger Nissan logo
- New front and rear bumpers with more color-matching and simpler shapes
- New wheel options ranging from 17 to 19 inches in size
- A revised interior with new materials and colors, such as quilted leather seats and wood accents
- A larger 12.3-inch touchscreen for the SL and Platinum trims, replacing the previous 9.0-inch unit
- A wireless charging pad and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the SL and Platinum trims
- A panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, and roof rails for the SV Premium package
The 2024 Nissan Rogue also retains its strengths from the previous model, such as:
- A spacious and versatile cargo area, with 39.3 cubic feet behind the second row and 74.1 cubic feet with the seats folded
- A 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
- A smooth and comfortable ride quality, with four drive modes to choose from: Eco, Sport, Standard, and Off-road
- A comprehensive suite of driver assistance features, such as automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree camera system.